There are good therapists
and there are healers.
The world needs us to be both.

Deany Laliotis, Founder and Director

There are good therapists
and there are healers.
The world needs us to be both.

Deany Laliotis, Founder and Director

The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy

EMDR Training Can Revolutionize Your Practice

EMDR Training opens the door to a new level of clinical effectiveness in your work. As an EMDR therapist, you’ll be able to help clients find lasting relief from their symptoms and live more fully than ever before. EMDR training prepares you to help your clients permanently resolve persistent problems of daily life that are rooted in complex trauma.

Transforming Clients’ Lives Also Transforms Your Practice

Many highly successful therapists consider EMDR therapy the most valuable therapeutic approach they have learned. Why? First of all, EMDR is empirically proven to reduce the distressing symptoms related to PTSD and other traumatic events. Secondly, EMDR is highly effective in creating permanent change for clients who struggle with a broad variety of life challenges like low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, loneliness, anxiety, depression and addictions. Thirdly, EMDR therapy is readily integrated into your practice. That’s because it complements and strengthens the effectiveness of other methods you already use.

Finally, the quality of your clients’ lives is enhanced by EMDR therapy. They are deeply satisfied with changes in their personal lives and they tell their family, friends, and colleagues about their successful therapy experience with you. Those personal testimonials and referrals from grateful clients fuel the growth of your practice. That’s how our EMDR training and your commitment to learning EMDR Therapy will transform your practice and your clients’ lives.

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Deany Laliotis, EMDR Master Trainer

Note from Deany Laliotis

Master Trainer and Founder of The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy

Clinical challenges have inspired me for the last 40 years. To meet them, I’ve been committed to expanding the practice of EMDR as a comprehensive psychotherapy. I’ve worked with the field’s leading clinicians and innovators in EMDR, trauma treatment and somatic healing I’ve refined the application of EMDR to enhance its effectiveness in repairing attachment injuries, resolving negative life patterns and meeting the other challenges that come with complex trauma. As a trainer and consultant, I’ve traveled throughout the US and around the world to help therapists everywhere gain the understanding, skill and confidence they need to bring the transformative healing power of EMDR Psychotherapy to their clients.  
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Why Choose The Center for Your EMDR Training?

The quality of training, the expertise of our faculty and our commitment to your success set The Center apart. Our integrative approach to EMDR therapy prepares you to work with a broad range of clients’ life experiences. It helps you connect with clients from different cultures and countries. And it even helps you connect with clients who’ve struggled in other therapy approaches. We offer a full continuum of EMDR trainings. This includes Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and  Masterclass retreats. So, that means you can take one training or map out a series to reach your goals. You can choose to focus on an EMDR specialty such as children, addictions or relational EMDR. Then you can also pursue the Center’s EMDR Master Certification (soon to be launched) or train to be an EMDRIA-approved consultant. You make the choices. You set the pace. The Center supports you every step of the way.

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First step—Basic EMDR Training

Our Basic EMDR Training is your first step in this transformational approach to healing. It’s where you begin to master the theory and practice of EMDR Therapy. Deany has developed first-class training materials and a highly effective online training approach.  She integrates lectures with ample time for Q&A. In addition, there are substantial opportunities to practice the new skills you are learning.  And you will have lots of time for discussion of your cases.  We want to ensure that you understand and can apply EMDR concepts and methods in your clinical practice. Deany shares powerful clinical video case studies of real-world challenging cases. So, you will see actual therapy sessions and get an inside look at the therapist’s moment-by-moment decision-making in the session. The cost of our EMDR training is comparable to—or even less than—many other basic trainings. Plus it includes, at no extra cost, the ten hours of case consultation required by EMDRIA for a Certificate of Completion of the basic training. Importantly, that Certificate is also your first step towards EMDRIA certification. Read more about our Basic EMDR Training.

The Next Step—Intermediate EMDR Training

Our Intermediate EMDR trainings are for therapists who have completed an EMDR basic training and have had some experience using EMDR with clients. These trainings are designed to take anyone who’s completed basic EMDR training to the next level. It combines teaching of concepts and procedures with multi-session video case studies of real clients.  And there is hands-on practice of specialized techniques and methods. You will learn more advanced case conceptualization and clinical decision-making with challenging and complex cases. Read more about our Intermediate EMDR Training. 

A Deeper Dive—Advanced EMDR Trainings

Going beyond relieving symptoms to treating the whole person is our focus in EMDR therapy. Promoting clients’ personal growth, resilience and belief in a better future is the work of EMDR therapists at this advanced level. Each of our Advanced Trainings is uniquely designed to strengthen your ability to use of EMDR to repair attachment injuries, resolve negative life patterns and help clients meet the other challenges they face as they struggle with complex trauma and co-morbid disorders such as depression and addiction. In addition, you will refine your ability to recognize and address the emotional and developmental deficits experienced by many clients who have a history of childhood trauma and neglect. Read more about our Advanced EMDR Training.

EMDR Master Training Retreats

We offer all levels of EMDR training culminating in Master Training Retreats.  EMDR Therapy involves working at the intersection of everything we know about trauma, attachment, somatic processes and interpersonal neurobiology. It’s about healing clients—mind, body and spirit. And it requires that therapists have the courage to step into their authentic selves and be fully present with their clients. These in-person EMDR Master Training Retreats are designed to expand your knowledge of self, capacity as a healer, and skills as an EMDR therapist. Read more about EMDR Master Training Retreats. 

A Final Word about Our EMDR Training Community

Up until now, there’s been no EMDR training center that combines all the wisdom the field offers as a comprehensive psychotherapy. There’s never been one that seamlessly integrates the therapist’s personal growth with professional development in an extensive, multi-level training and certification program. EMDR training with The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy has changed that for good—your good.